World Dec 29, 2019

Bangladesh cold wave leaves at least 50 dead

At least 50 people have died in Bangladesh as cold weather continues to sweep across the country, officials said. The country's lowest temperature this year — 4.5 degrees Celsius (40.1° Fahrenheit) — was recorded early Sunday in Tetulia, a border town in the north of ...

Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 homeless

Asia Pacific Aug 18, 2019

Bangladesh slum fire leaves 10,000 homeless

At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday. The fire broke out at in Dhaka's Mirpur neighborhood late on Friday and razed around 2,000 mostly tin ...